after a run of days that include someone pooping in my bed, a bathroom sink overflowing, a small fire in the kitchen, violence among young ones, news of death in iraq over and over again, moments that bring me pause and wonder if peace is possible, i gladly write about dandelions.
micah came home with some magic i didn’t know about. when you pick a dandelion and split the stem,
put it in a glass of water
the stem curls.
so go get a dandelion and enjoy this treat of nature. may peace and love and compassion, hope and joy and wonder curl around us all
9 thoughts on “dandelion magic”
Wow! When I saw these pictures of that curling stem, I thought to myself: what a beautiful image for the “Realm of God” — there’s presence, there’s definition, there’s shape, but there’s also a lot of space and so much air! How wonderful. Praise be to God.
Love you all so much!
There are so many wonderful things out there to learn. Thank goodness for kids who help us along the way!
Ooo, I remember doing that as a kid. We would split a whole bunch of them and soak them together to get them to intertwine as they curled. (There’s a metaphor there, I’m sure!) Then we’d wear them like necklaces.
we are off to pick some dandelions – always looking for magic, thanks for sharing yours.
Wow! Way to stay in your happy place amidst everything less happy.
Poppy will LOVE this!!!
It takes us hours to get anywhere now ’cause she has to pick every single ‘tanpopo’ she sees…Xxx
Oh honey, it sounds like you had SOME week!! Hooray that it’s the weekend.
That’s a pretty neato dandelion trick, with some pretty excellent photos I might add. I have a feeling we will be trying this today, thanks for sharing : )
That’s neat. But my real question here is, when your kids decide to stop sleeping with you and Jerry completely, will you guys get a new bed? There really have been several stories of peeing on it…. and now pooping? oy. :)
amen to this! neat dandelion trick – i’m going to try it!